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IPL Auction 2020 As it Happened: Get all Indian Premier League 2020 Auction Updates Online

IPL 2020 Auction Live Blog: Get Indian Premier League 2020 Updates Online

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of the IPL 2020 Auctions. A total of 332 players have been shortlisted for the auction with the franchises looking to fill 73 vacant spots. 29 of them are for the overseas players who are expected to be bog ticket sales in the auction. The build-up to the auction has been one that has been very engaging and entertaining. Keep following Sportsmonks for all the latest updates from the auctions.

The auctions so far has been really entertaining with many of the Australian players gaining big money. Pat Cummins, Chris Lynn, Nathan CoulterNile have all fetched big money while very surprisingly, Marcus Stoinis has not found a buyer so far.

Shimron Hetmyer has fetched 7.75 crores and will play for Delhi in the upcoming season. His Windies teammates Carlos Braithwaite and Evin Lewis have failed to find buyers so far.

Among the Indian players, Piyush Chawla was bought for 6.75 crores and has been the highest bid Indian player so far.

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While the likes of Chris Morris, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Kane Richardson, Kyle Abbott and Shaun Marsh have confirmed their availability for the 2020 season, with each opting for a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

With the IPL 2020 auctions on full swing at the moment, here is a look at the purse remaining of all the teams and players needed.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

The MS Dhoni led-side has a purse remaining of Rs 14.60 Crores and needs the fewest players to complete the squad. They need five players ( 3 Domestic, 2 International) to complete their squad. This is how their current squad looks like.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Meanwhile, four-time champions Mumbai Indians need seven players ( 5 Domestic, 2 International) and have a remaining purse of Rs 13.05 Crore. This is how their current squad looks like at the moment.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders come into this auction with a remaining purse of  Rs 35.65 Crores and eyeing to fill in 11 spots ( 7 Domestic, 4 International).

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals who traded Ajinkya Rahane in the initial transfer window have a  28.90 Crore remaining purse within which they need to fill in as many as 11 slots (7 Domestic, 4 International).

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Perennial underachievers Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli have a bit of work to do in the auction as they are seeking to regroup. They have 12 slots to fill ( 6 Domestic, 6 International ) within a remaining purse of Rs 27.90 Crores.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Kings XI Punjab have the highest purse-remaining among all the teams heading into the auction. With 42.70 Crores remaining, the franchise needs to add another nine slots ( (5 Domestic, 4 International) to complete the squad.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals who impressed everyone with their performance last season come into the auctions seeking for 11 slots ( (6 Domestic, 5 International). They still have a remaining purse of Rs 27.85 crore to ‘complete their shopping’.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

The 2016 IPL Champions who have more or less retained the core of their side have seven spots to fill within a remaining purse of 17 Crores.

It’s almost time for the bidding-war to begin.

Indian players, overseas players, batsmen, bowlers, spinners, all-rounders, wicketkeepers, Indian uncapped players, overseas uncapped players, players from associate nations. It’s only the Indian Premier League which brings everyone under the same umbrella and gives them the grandest of stages to perform.

The co-owners of all the franchise are at the auction venue and all are ready for the event. It’s going to be exciting as all the franchises will be going all out to get the players that they want as a part of their team. Its time that the bidding war starts and keeps the gans glued to the TV sets for the next few hours. Let the auctions begin.

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The auction starts and Australian hard-hitter Chris Lynn has been sold to Mumbai Indians for the base price of 2 crores.

KKR has roped in Eoin Morgan for 5.25 Crores. Buying him KKR has got a good-middle order batsman and also possibly a skipper.

Rajasthan Royals rope in Robin Uthappa for 3 Crores.

Hanuma Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara unsold in the first round.

Deli Capitals buy Jason Roy for 150 Crores. He was earlier released by the franchise ahead of the auction.

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RCB and KKR fight it out for Aaron Finch. To and fro movement at the moment. RCB finally rope in 440 Crore. He joins the likes of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers in the team.

Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab are trying to buy Glenn Maxwell who is next up in the auctions. Punjab still clings onto Maxwell but Delhi is pushing on. Maxwell becomes the first millionaire as his bid reaches over 9 crores. KXIP Finally rope him back for 10 crores 75 lacks.

Chris Woakes roped in by Delhi Capital at his base price of 1.5 crores.

Pat Cummins is the next big name in the auctions. RCB and DC start the bidding war. Bid for Cummins reaches almost 15 crores.

Surprisingly, KKR bids for Cummins at 15 crores. Out of nowhere, Kolkata buys Cummins 15.50 crores. He becomes the most expensive overseas pacer in IPL history.

Bidding war begins for English all-rounder Sam Curran now. CSK bid form him at 5 Crores at the moment. He goes to CSK for 5.50 Crores.

Chris Morris, the South African all-rounder now attracting bids from RCB and KXIP. Mumbai now start bidding for Morris as he nears 10 crores. RCB buys him for 10 crores.

After the initial round of auctions, there will be now a 15-minute break after which the auction will resume again. Pat Cummins was the story of the afternoon.

The evening should bring many more surprises. So stay tuned to the IPL 2020 auctions.

The auction resumes after the break. The third set starts with the wicketkeepers.

Alex Carey is the first name in the list. RCB and RR start the bidding war. Eventually, Delhi Capitals buy him for 2.4 Crores.

Carey was the only wicketkeeper who was sold in this set. All the other wicketkeepers went unsold.

Next up is the set of bowlers. Mohit Sharma and Dale Steyn go unsold to start off with.

Jaydev Unadkat brought back by the Rajasthan Royals for 3 Crores. Some investment that for a bowler who has not been successful in recent times in the IPL.

Nathan Coulter-Nile now starts bidding war between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. MI finally rope him in for 8 Crores.

The IPL auctions so far has been really profitable for the Australian cricketers. Meanwhile, the most expensive buys so far. You can add Coulter-Nile in the list with 8 Crores.

Sheldon Cottrell attracts the bidders now. He crosses five crores in his first IPL season. He goes to Kings XI Punjab for 8.5 Crores.

Start of the fifth set now. The spinners come into the act. Veteran Indian spinner Piyush Chawla goes to CSK for 6.75 crores.

Another set done. Spinners play their part and the next sessions will follow with the other aspects of the game.

Another set of auction resumes after the break. The uncapped Indian batters are going under the hammer.

KKR buys Rahul Tripathi for 60 Lakhs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad buy Virat Singh and Priyam Garg for 1.90 Crores.

KXIP buy Deepak Hooda for 50 lakhs.

KKR makes another surprising bid buying Varun Chakravarty for 4 Crores.

Yashasvi Jaiswal roped in by Rajasthan Royals for 2.40 Crores.

Ishan Porel goes to Kings XI Punjab for 20 Lakhs.

Karthik Tyagi goes to Rajasthan Royals for 1.30 Crores.

M Siddharth goes to KKR for 20 Lakhs.

Ravi Bishnoi goes to KXIP for 2 Crores.

That concludes the set for the youngsters of India. Off for another 10-minute break.

The 11th set kicks off after the break. Shimron Hetmyer starts the session.

Hetmyer starts bidding war between KKR and RR. Delhi joins in. Hetmyer goes above 6 Crores as the war continues. He finally goes to Delhi for 7.75 Crores.

Hetmyer’s Windies teammate Evin Lewis goes unsold.

David Miller roped in by Rajasthan Royals at a surprisingly low price of 75 lakhs.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians buy Saurabh Tiwary for 50 Lakhs.

Martin Guptill, Manoj Tiwary and Evin Lewis goes unsold in this set.

The 12th set of the all-rounders are on.

In big news, Carlos Braithwaite goes unsold so does Marcus Stoinis.

Mitchell Marsh goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 2 Crores.

Meanwhile, Australian big-hitting all-rounder, Ben Cutting goes unsold.

James Neesham goes to KXIP for 50 Lakhs.

Next up is another set of International Fast Bowlers.

Mustafizur Rahman, Mark Wood, Barinder Sran and Alzarri Joseph go unsold.

Meanwhile, CSK buys Josh Hazlewood for 2 crores in a sensible buy.

That concludes another set of auctions with the bench going for another break. The auction resumes at 7.30 for one final hour.

The accelerated auctions gets underway after the break.

KKR buys Chris Green for 20 lakhs.

KKR buys Tom Banton for 1 Crore.

SRH buy Fabian Allen for 50 Lakhs.

Chris Jordan starts bidding war between KXIP abd RCB. He goes to KXIP for 3 Crores.

Kane Richardson inching closer on a good buy. RCB and RR aiming to get him. RCB buys him for 4 Crores.

RR buys Oshane Thomas for 50 Lakhs.

Old warhorse Pravin Tambe goes to KKR for 20 Lakhs.

Tajinder Dhillon sold to KXIP for 20 Lakhs.

Sanjay Yadav goes to SRH for 20 Lakhs

The unsold international players are back again for another go.

Delhi Capitals bids for Mohit Sharma for 50 lakhs. Dale Steyn goes unsold again. So does Andrew Tye.

Marcus Stoinis gets buyers for the second time. He goes to 4.80 Crores to Delhi Capitals.

This was our coverage of the VIVO IPL 2019 live coverage. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage. Follow Sportsmonks for more sports articles.

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